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“Great place-need just a bit more upfront disclosure” 4 of 5 stars
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Los Mostros Hostel
Calle 54 Este | Marbella, Panama City 583, Panama   |  
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“Great place-need just a bit more upfront disclosure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I love the house, the garden, the location and the people working there.
The only minus is that there is no upfront charge information on their site or other
hostel sites. If you want to leave a bag there the charge for the locker is $3.00
and this is to find out only when you get there.
Also the bed was more per night because I did not book in the internet.
Still a nice place and great location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belo Horizonte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Overall the hostel is pretty clean, the kitchen is big and well equipped, the pool is nice and the staff is friendly, but The price varies depending on where you book..
I haven't booked prior to come, I simply sent an email to make a reservation so they charge me more than the price on hostelworld, I told the guy that I though that wasn't a honest thing to do but they still charge me the walk-in price.
I must admit that I was a bit frustrated about that.
Hostelworld price : 13$ for any room
Walk-in price : 15$ dorm without bathroom and 16$ dorm with bathroom
It's not a big difference, but I think it should be one price and that's it to be fair with everyone.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Asunción, Central, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a great idea! Turn a former house, and a very large one, into a hostel. The amenities here are super. The kitchen is huge and very well equipped (except they could use oven mitts and a working can opener) and can accomodate many folks prepping and cooking simultaneously. There is a medium sized pool which is kept very clean and is a great spot for afternoon breaks from the heat. The rooms with the ensuite bathrooms are the best deal, the bathrooms are huge, with warm water showers and the bed areas are not cramped. There are large security lockers as well. All the rooms have AC at night. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful, even down to the folks who clean. And WOW, do they clean. The hostel is constantly swept, mopped and maintained. It is not in the most superb location for accessing the sights, but well worth the slight extra cost for the taxis or the slightly longer walks.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Akureyri, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at Los Mostros for three nights and it was just great! Helpful staff, nice rooms, big lockers, great pool and garden where you could hang out and chat with other travelers. Clean and safe, I would deffinately recommend it! The only tiny downside was that sometimes the music was a bit loud, but most of the time they played some very cozy music.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This place has it all: comfort, cleanliness, amazing culture, great people, good music, boards games, pool table, ping pong, lounging, full kitchen, excellent location, inside and outside places to relax, and includes breakfast. The people who work here and stay here are friendly, fun, and easy going. This place has MADE our trip in Panama!!! I would recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

I'm traveling for six months, and this hostel was by far the best of all. Very clean, great private and spacious bathroom and lockers in the room, nice and comfty beds.
Great atmosphere, very nice pool and breakfast, laundry service even at night.
But above all this, the best thing in this hostel is the staff. Esequiel, mati y fernando are awesome! Willing to help with everything and being nice and attentive anytime.
Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I was in the 12 bed dorm the first night and was attacked by bed bugs. I moved to the 6 bed dorm and was still bitten by Mosquitos all night. I felt like their wasn't enough showers either - the 12 room has to go down 2 floors to a bathroom.

The pool wasn't clean looking and no one was in it.

The breakfast was okay when flies weren't all over it.

The only above average thing was the staff. They were nice and tried to assist when they could.

I think it's good for just a night. I was there for 4. And don't do the 12 bed room because the less people the better chances of you being able to sleep.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle 54 Este | Marbella, Panama City 583, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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